TUC – JOIN A UNION HERE – find the union that’s for you

May 19, 2020Featured, News

The latest figures on employment and pay, published today by the ONS, which include new experimental data on the number of paid employees shows a sharp decrease of 450,000 between March and April 2020, and a sharp fall in pay. Commenting on the report, TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady says: “These figures are alarming – … Read More

COVID-19: What went wrong? Tories health reforms have caused chaos

May 5, 2020Featured, News

The Thatcherite mantra that ‘there is no money’ is finished   The Lansley Re-organisation resulted in a fragmented public Health Medicine framework. Major disconnects between various units with no over-arching machinery to swing into action. A huge emphasis on “reducing waste” equating spare bed capacity and stock piling with waste, and paring to the bone … Read More

Labour Party report April 2020

April 18, 2020Featured, News

“Understandably people are shocked, dismayed, angry but let’s be determined, stay in the party and make sure this can never happen again.“ Comrades will be aware of the directive  from the General Secretary’s office this week, advising members not to discuss the actualities within the so-called ‘leaked’ Labour Party Report on Antisemitism, which was commissioned … Read More

Wylam: Riverside GP surgery closure

April 11, 2020News

Yesterday the Hexham Courant published an article which highlighted the campaigning our Hexham CLP activists, Vanessa Maughan, Steve Grinter, John Hampton, Chris Wharton and Tony Pierre had been involved in with the aim of saving the Wylam Riverside GP surgery from closure.  The article can be read  here: See previous articles about Wylam’s surgeries, here: … Read More

Comments from our activists

April 7, 2020News

Don’t abandon the Labour Party We are living in very dark and worrying times.  COVID-19 has descended on the country, and we are now beginning to see the horrific results of an unprepared action plan presented by the current Conservative government.  Even with advice from Italy and China confirming that the restriction of movement in … Read More

Labour Party Leadership and Deputy Leadership results 4 April 2020

April 4, 2020News

Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have been elected by a sizable majority to lead the Labour Party on the resignation of Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. Your support means everything. I will never stop fighting for our movement. 🌹 pic.twitter.com/MIdls0n3WG — Angela Rayner MP 🌈 (@AngelaRayner) April 4, 2020  

Community and business support

April 3, 2020News

3 April 2020 Business and community support for each of the three North of Tyne local authorities NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL Business Northumberland Business Hub: https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/coronavirus/Support-for-Businesses-coronavirus.aspx#grantfundingandloans Northumberland has set up a Business Hub with a specialist team to offer advice and help people gain government grants and loans during COVID-19. 2,500 businesses have applied so far … Read More

Corona virus – the latest regional updates

April 3, 2020Mayor, News

Citylife Line (updated 8 April 2020, 09:45) Citylife Line is a new service that has been launched to help harness the outpouring of goodwill from residents in Newcastle who want to help the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 outbreak. The service has been set up with partners in the voluntary and community sector for people wanting … Read More

Labour Party democracy – structure diagram

April 2, 2020News

This diagram shows how the process works across the Northern Region The Northumberland Local Campaign Forum has developed an innovative training programme for potential County Council Labour candidates. We want to encourage people of all backgrounds, particularly women, minority ethnic and younger people, to explore if they could become future Labour County Councillors. For more … Read More